Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Representatives Mike Johnson and Hakeen Jeffries as well as Representatives Kay Granger and Rosa DeLauro, leaders of the House of Representatives and the House Appropriations Committee to express our opposition to the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

Our nation’s children are in crisis. Across the country, children are facing immense challenges to living full and happy lives, and too many children lack the basic resources they need to thrive. Recent reports confirm what advocates have been hearing from children and families for years. Tragically, despite increased attention to children during the height of the pandemic, many reports have shown that matters are now getting worse — not better — for children as we choose not to sustain our commitment and federal investment.

Read the full letter here.